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| 11 June, 2018

Saudi film council offers courses to support local filmmakers

The Saudi Film Council said that registration for courses in film making at top universities worldwide have begun since the start of June

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A member of a film crew holds a clapper board during the shooting of Bollywood film 'Black Home' at a beach on the outskirts of Mumbai April 26, 2013.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A member of a film crew holds a clapper board during the shooting of Bollywood film 'Black Home' at a beach on the outskirts of Mumbai April 26, 2013.

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RIYADH: The Saudi Film Council said that registration for courses in film making at top universities worldwide have begun since the start of June. ?

The move was announced by the film council is to encourage Saudi talents and help develop local skills to join the international film-making industry.

The council said that registration for animation courses will start this week and will continue until June 17 via the council’s official website www.film.sa 

The council also announced on its official Twitter account that registration for the courses at the prestigious French school ‘The Gobelins’ have now opened for courses due to start in France from July 2 to 16. The Goblins is considered one of the best colleges in the field of animation, and its graduates are working in animation studios everywhere in the world.

The Saudi Film Council, which is part of the General Authority for Culture, is also planing to offer Saudi film makers access to a course module that will run from July 23 until August 24, at the Studio School in Los Angeles.

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In addition, the General Authority for Culture will offer Saudi talents two courses in the Kingdom focusing on storytelling and script writing. The first course will be set up and delivered by the USC School for Cinematic Arts, while the other will be offered by the Independent Film Institute.?

The General Authority for Culture is the main Saudi body responsible for the nation’s expanding entertainment sector. 

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